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The Secrets of Your Food

Series 1

Episode 2: A Matter of Taste

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the science of our food. James visits the Peruvian Andes to learn how a bitter potato helps inhabitants survive the altitude. Show more

Inside the Human Body

Episode 4: Hostile World

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Documentary series on the wonders of the human body. Michael Mosley reveals how the body defends itself, and the innovations behind a hand transplant operation. Show more

Human Universe

Episode 2: Why Are We Here?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox explores our place in the universe. He tackles the question that unites the seven billion people sharing this planet - why are we here? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw

Human Universe

Episode 3: Are We Alone?

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox explores mankind's place in the universe. He considers the possibility of alien life - could it exist and will humans ever find it? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Producer:
Nat Sharman
Director:
Nat Sharman

Universe

Series 1

The Sun: God Star

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 6 months

Since the first star lit up the universe, they have been engines of creation. Professor Brian Cox reveals how, ultimately, stars brought life and meaning to the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Line Producer:
Jenny Scott
Production Coordinator:
Sophie Piggott
Composer:
Anze Rozman

Universe

Series 1

Alien Worlds: The Search for Second Earth

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Professor Brian Cox questions whether we are alone in the universe. There might be more planets than stars in our galaxy - but will we find a second Earth? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Director:
Suzy Boyles
Production Manager:
Jenny Scott
Production Coordinator:
Millie McNab
Composer:
Anze Rozman

Universe

Series 1

Black Holes: Heart of Darkness

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Professor Brian Cox journeys into a supermassive black hole - a monster that can destroy worlds and stop time, and which is forcing us to reassess our understanding of reality. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Director:
Tom Hewitson
Line Producer:
Jenny Scott
Composer:
Anze Rozman
Production Manager:
Charlie Bennett

Universe

Series 1

The Big Bang: Before the Dawn

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Available for 6 months

It’s the ultimate question: why are we here? Brian Cox explores how cutting-edge space missions take us back 13.8 billion years to the origin of the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Line Producer:
Jenny Scott
Composer:
Anze Rozman
Production Manager:
Charlie Bennett

The Planets

Series 1

A Moment in the Sun - The Terrestrial Planets

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 28 days

The rocky planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars were born at the same time from the same material - yet have lived radically different lives. What immense forces are at play? Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Brian Cox
Executive Producer:
Andrew Cohen
Series Producer:
Gideon Bradshaw
Production Manager:
Evih Efue

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 3: Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Professor Brian Cox asks how, from a lifeless cosmos ruled by the laws of physics and chemistry, it is possible that a planet can produce so much wonderful, varied biology. Show more

Wonders of Life

Original Series

Episode 5: Home

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that makes it a home for life and asks what transformed this once barren planet into the earth we know today. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Michael Mosley presents the story of how you were made, in a series produced in partnership with The Open University. Episode one looks at our first eight weeks. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The story of how we're made. A look at the final months in the womb, when cartilage hardens to form the skeleton. Produced in partnership with The Open University. Show more

The Secrets of Your Food

Series 1

Episode 3: Food on the Brain

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Michael Mosley and James Wong explore the effect that our food has on our most important and, in terms of energy consumption, our greediest organ - the brain. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Multi-layered documentary revealing the human story of Marie Curie, whose pioneering research on radioactivity made her the world's most famous female scientist. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
David Malone
Presenter:
Geraldine James
Executive Producer:
Marcus Herbert
Executive Producer:
Jonathan Renouf
Participant:
Julie Des Jardins
Participant:
Patricia Fara
Participant:
Renaud Huynh
Participant:
Andrea Sella
Participant:
Helena Pycior
Participant:
Jean-Luc Pasquier
Participant:
Tereza Kaczorowska

The Secrets of Your Food

Series 1

Episode 1: We Are What We Eat

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales HD

Michael Mosley and James Wong reveal the delicious science hidden inside our food. Michael begins by trying the first meal most of us enjoyed - human breast milk. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

The story of how we're made. Michael Mosley looks at our middle weeks in the womb - when we become an individual. Produced in partnership with The Open University. Show more

Wonders of the Solar System

Original Series

Episode 1: Empire of the Sun

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Brian Cox describes how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the solar system. He explores the powerhouse of them all, the sun. Show more

Horizon

2017

Cyber Attack - The Day the NHS Stopped

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

A few weeks ago, the National Health Service was hit by a devastating cyber attack - Horizon tells the inside story of one of the most challenging days in the history of the NHS. Show more